Tuesday, September 24, 2013

THE ART OF LI WEI

This is either the most next level, advanced art shit or just another corner of the internet you come across and go, “well, fuck I just don’t understand art anymore”. I’m going with advanced as fuck.

The artist is Chinese guy, Li Wei (aka the Jackie Chan of the art world) and he’s been around the world and #trending on the internet and galleries for a long long while (at least 13-15 years). He’s a gravity defying performance artist who very clearly blurs the lines between photography and illusions with great visual trickery. Li Wei needs you to believe his works of art are not computerised witchcraft, but that he uses mirrors, metal wires, scaffolding and acrobatics to get his message across. He’s mostly well known in the art world for his ‘Mirroring‘ and ‘Falling‘ series, (seen below.)

Pretty sick, and let it be known he did planking (or maybe it’s ‘missile’ing‘?) wayyyyy before it was a meme on lé internet.

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See more of his works here: Li Wei

 
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